Janne Teller

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Janne Teller was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has written several award-winning novels that have been translated into a number of languages. Nothing is the winner of the prestigious Best Children’s Book Award from the Danish Cultural Ministry and is also a Printz Award Honor Book in the United States. Janne lives in New York City and Denmark.

Photograph by Anita Schiffer-Fuchs

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Courage is to do what I fear doing

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Overcoming my child hood with my sanity intact and no resentments.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The life time prisoner in Faulkner's Wild Palms who saves a pregnant woman from the floods even though it costs him his one possibility for freedom.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Probably you should ask other people about this one; I believe it's my fragility, but others might just as well say it's my strength.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. The way the otherwise well functioning market economy is dominating everything these days; even art.

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